Monday, 10 June 2013

All about octopus

This season's treat from Sam Llewellyn contains an article of mine about octopus. How to catch them--and what they do to evade you--how to dispatch them quickly and how to prepare them for the pot.

As I've said elsewhere on this blog the octopus is an extraordinary creature and one that I find endlessly fascinating. Initially the article started as a way for me to organise all the information that I'd accumulated about octopus, from observation, reference and fishermen. As I started to write I began to see that I could fit the whole octopus story into the tale of catching one.  So that's what you have, all the details of diving for octopus in this summer's MQ. 


Pablo de Castro said...

Congratulations for your article at The Marine Quarterly! It was very nice to meet you (also) there.
The MQ summer issue has been a delightful reading during our cruising holidays around Galician Rias Baixas.
So the lovely booklet came with us everywhere: cockpit, dinghy, sand beach, back onboard... You can see the evidence photos at:


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